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Take 5: Cultural highlights this month

Bobbie Ann HowellWhoa! Looks like somebody got a suh-weet pair of scissors for Christmas — because Bobbie Ann Howell has been snipping up a storm. Her photo collages and cut paper works blend landscapes, cultures and shapes into a tasty visual smoothie your eyeballs will wanna slurp up. The work of Bobbie Ann Howell is on exhibit Jan. 21-March 14 at the Winchester Center gallery. Info: 455-7340


HertzenbergBest known for being the object of Masky McMeltface’s mack attack in “Phantom of the Opera,” Kristen Hertzenberg actually has a vibrant solo career. In this show, she’ll belt out some of the tunes — from pop classics to obscure gems — that have shaped her unique musical style. Kristen Hertzenberg performs 7p Feb. 1 at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center. Tickets $25. Info:


burlesqueWhat do you do when burlesque is threatening to jump the bustier-clad shark? Add magic, music, jokes and buckets of glitter! But leave in the jiggly bits. Gotta keep the jiggly bits. Twisted Cherry Burlesque performs 11p Jan. 9 and Feb. 13 at Onyx Theatre in Commercial Center. Tickets $15. Info: onyxtheatre.

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SiberiaFun fact: This Take 5 item was conceived in Las Vegas, typed up in a China sweatshop and laid out in an India design factory. Hurray, global economy! Artist Jevijoe Vitug explores earth in the balance of the global economy in “Terrainfirma,” on exhibit Jan. 7-March 29 at Left of Center Art Gallery. Info:



Kristen HertzenbergComposer Leonard Bernstein raised her right: His daughter Jamie spends much of her time supporting projects that give underprivileged people access to music — like Las Vegas’ own Foundation to Assist Young Musicians. In “Conversation with the Maestro’s Daughter,” she’ll reflect upon her father, her life and her projects. Jamie Bernstein speaks 3p Feb. 8 at the Clark County Library Auditorium. Free.

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